I’m excited for the Nexus 4. It looks awesome. To be honest though, is it really all its cracked up to be? The only benefit I see in the Nexus 4 (and all of the other Nexus devices) is that you get firmware upgrades extremely fast. While that may be a great thing to have, is it really worth upgrading to from a Galaxy S III, or even a Galaxy Note II? It isn’t, except if your focus is the OS upgrades. I personally thing that a lot of Samsung’s major devices are a lot better than what the Nexus 4 has to offer. I’m not talking about the software or the hardware though. I’m talking about the experience it has to offer.
Every last person has a different experience with a device or tool, thus they have a different opinion with it. Samsung has given its users a great experience with their major handsets (excluding the slow firmware updates). For me, personally, LG hasn’t given me a good experience, ever. My first and last smartphone from LG was the Optimus V, which was outright terrible. One of my largest issues with the handset was the fact that most of the apps on the Android Market at the time didn’t even support the phone, so I could never use them. What I was left with was a phone that was basically useful for texting and making phone calls. I could use some of the applications it offered, but after launching an app the device would run extremely slow. After I got rid of that phone and got the Atrix 2 as my second smartphone, I wasn’t sure why I got the Optimus V in the first place. The experience I had with them was terrible. They might be better now, but I am having a fantastic time with my Galaxy Note II. At this point I don’t want to “ruin” the great experience I’ve had. An upgrade to the Nexus 4 could be the very opposite of an upgrade, which is why I’m scared to shell out $349 on the Nexus 4.
Whenever you buy something there’s always the, “will I like it?” question. Unfortunately, after having a bad experience with just about anything, you tend to be a whole lot more skeptical about the company that offered said bad experience.
I’ll stick with the Galaxy Note II for now. It’s perfect for me. On top of that, I don’t want to have another bad experience in the smartphone world. Specifically from LG. Hopefully my opinion on LG’s Nexus 4 is entirely wrong, as I haven’t touched an LG device for a good two years now.